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    The setting was contemporary, England. The leading actress was perhaps Julie Andrews or Susannah York, an actress around 25 years of age at the time. This young woman was from a rich family, but somehow got fascinated by a poorer, working class neighbourhood on the other side of the bridge in her town/city. She then worked among the poor, met a young man. After a time, he was close to going to prison, then the girl asked her influential father for help. The father disapproved of the romance and only agreed to help the boyfriend if she forgot about him and the other part of the town.

    What's the title of the movie? Released in the late 1960s.

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    Up the Junction has a similar story line see link below.

    Up the Junction (1968) - IMDb

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Sloane View Post
    Up the Junction has a similar story line see link below.

    Up the Junction (1968) - IMDb
    Yes, that's the movie. Great music, the actress is Suzy Kendall and the city is London. Thanks!

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    Coincidentally, you can see news of the forthcoming release of UTJ's 1965 Wednesday Play dramatisation on the current Ken Loach At The BBC thread.

    Details about Nell Dunn's novel, from which the television play and film are taken, can be found doing the usual Search - a selection of front covers can be seen on Amazon and eBay.

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    list-makers could catalogue the films and TV plays using the "rich girl/boy slumming it with the plebs plot" for you, no doubt.

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    The original PLAY FOR TODAY version is worth watching as well. As for the film version, it's one of the definitive slices of London realism of its era- not a typical Peter Collinson movie, but he still manages to squeeze in his themes of social entrapment, fear of child death and enclosed violence in what is an otherwise quite upbeat film. If the starter of this thread is interested in similar films charting the capital's social revolution, they might also want to try out WEST 14, THE PARTY'S OVER, POOR COW, ALL NEAT IN BLACK STOCKINGS, COOL IT CAROL, THE SORCERERS and THE PLEASURE GIRLS- all regular 'spins' at Gurney Towers. But UP THE JUNCTION remains the best. Its events also seem to presage the lyrics of Jarvis Cocker/Pulp's "Common People" by some 25-30 years...but I don't know if anyone's ever pointed that out.
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